ERIC Number: ED182321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Scaling Procedures for Constructing a Self-Report Delinquency Measure.
Blakely, Craig H.; And Others
Ten different weighting schemes were applied to the responses to a self-report deliquency measure and the resulting scores were evaluated in a multitrait-multimethod analysis. Four subscores and a total score were derived from the 35-item questionnaire which was administered orally on four occasions during an 18-week deliquency prevention project. Results of the questionnaire were also compared with records from the probate court and other police records. The comparative advantages of official records and self-report inventories were discussed. The results of the analysis showed that neither weighting by seriousness of the deliquent behavior nor by frequency of occurence had any significant effect on either the reliability or the validity of any of the scale scores. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
Authoring Institution: N/A